DUI Defense: How Much Do You Know About Drugs?
One of the most important aspects of modern DUI defense is knowing how to defend the alleged drug-impaired driver. With increased focus on the drugged driver, DUI attorneys must have good resources at their disposal. One of the best resources I have found is the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Drugs of Abuse Resource Guide. It gives up-to-date information about both illegal and prescription drugs and allows you to explore effects and interactions.
As one of the first Drug Recognition Expert trained DUI defense attorneys, I have manual after manual that gives detailed information about drug interaction. I know the methodology law enforcement employs to look for impairment, but little introductory materials about the drugs themselves. Sometimes you need to take a step back and get an overview of the drug, how it is used/abused and what family it belongs to. The above guide is always a great place to start.